The Community Hub for Basic Needs

Since 1913, United Way of Greater Cleveland has convened, connected, and activated our community to help people in need. We’ve made progress, but rising poverty rates in Greater Cleveland make it clear that a bold approach would be needed to solve the poverty crisis. We needed to start funding solutions to poverty, not just nonprofit agencies.

One facet of United Way’s innovative approach toward fighting generational poverty is the Community Hub for Basic Needs. The Hub provides an immediate, coordinated response to people experiencing homelessness, hunger, or any combination of poverty symptoms.

The Hub’s work for the community is fueled by studying regional poverty trends, providing educational programming to like-minded social services providers, and partnering with nonprofit agencies that are aligned with United Way’s investment goals and community strategies.

The three pillars of the Hub

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